More victims are coming forward, claiming they suffered life-threatening injuries from a buttocks enhancement procedure performed by a woman who injected them with a toxic combination.
Police arrested Oneal Ron Morris, 30, on charges of practicing health care without a license, causing serious bodily injury. Morris, who police say is a man but identifies as a woman, has been released after posting a $15,000 bond.
She is accused of duping a Miami Gardens woman into paying for six injections of a near-lethal formula of cement, mineral oil and Super Glue that was administered through a tube hooked to a cooler, according to police and state investigators.
Now, as a result of national and international media coverage, several other victims have contacted police alleging they, too, were victims of the procedure, though its not clear yet whether Morris worked on them.
Morris apparently did self-work as well, with photos showing her own inflated rump.
Morris has an extensive arrest record stretching back more than a decade. She has used fake drivers licenses and phony identification, written bad checks and has been charged with theft in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Alachua counties.
Police suspect that Morris is part of an underground network of scam artists who prey on people who want to improve their appearance but don’t have the means to pay for traditional cosmetic surgery.
In this case, friends recommended Morris’ services to the Miami Gardens woman who wanted to improve her appearance in hopes of landing a job at a nightclub.
Almost immediately after the procedure, the woman fell ill with pneumonia-like symptoms and painful welts. She suffered permanent scarring around the injection sites, required several blood transfusions, multiple surgeries and the use of 24- hour home-health aides.
According to the state Department of Health, initial laboratory analysis conducted by medical personnel determined the foreign substances injected into the victim consisted of a host of household and automotive products, including “Fix-a-Flat” and mineral oil.
Morris allegedly sealed up her work with Super Glue.
Morris performed the procedure on the victim in early 2010, but it took almost a year to track the woman down because she left the hospital before authorities from the state Department of Health could question her.
It took several months more for police to find Morris, who was arrested Friday at an address she uses in North Lauderdale.